ADOPT A BIRD OR TWO
The Bird Boat fleet has been sailing on the Bay since 1920! They are stout & sturdy and perfect for the Bay.
KKMI has been a strong supporter of the Bird Boat fleet. Pictured below - Kookaburra back in the water after an extensive overhaul.
Here are some photos of her restoration... we have what it takes to make these beauties whole again...
We currently have two boats in need of a loving adoption. They
have been patiently waiting in the yard for someone to make them whole again.
In the picture below:
Swallow is in the foreground being moved. She is going to need a total overhaul - like what
is in the background on the stands. She's closer to being complete, but will still need a good deal of work to get her sailing.
Getting them sailing on the Bay again is our New Year's wish. Repairs will be costly but if you're a lover of history and classic wood boats, there is nothing like a Bird. If you were in the market for an Alerion, you could have a (basically) BRAND NEW Bird instead!
Ultimately, we are looking for someone with the wherewithal to get the boats back on the water - which will not be an easy task. KKMI is willing to foster that effort as much as possible. (But, sorry, no D.I.Y. in the yard.) The new owner(s) will have to demonstrate that they have the funds, the skills and the resources to fix the boat(s) properly and would be contractually obligated to get the boat(s) back into sailing condition.